Navigation Links
Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination
Date:3/27/2008

New Haven, Conn.Discrimination against overweight peopleparticularly womenis as common as racial discrimination, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.

These results show the need to treat weight discrimination as a legitimate form of prejudice, comparable to other characteristics like race or gender that already receive legal protection, said Rebecca Puhl, research scientist and lead author.

The study documented the prevalence of self-reported weight discrimination and compared it to experiences of discrimination based on race and gender among a nationally representative sample of adults aged 25- to 74-years-old. The data was obtained from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States.

The study also revealed that women are twice as likely as men to report weight discrimination and that weight discrimination in the workplace and interpersonal mistreatment due to obesity is common.

The researchers found that men are not at serious risk for weight bias until their body mass index (BMI) reaches 35 or higher, while women begin experiencing a notable increase in weight discrimination risk at a BMI level of 27. BMI is the measure of body fat based on height and weight.

Co-author Tatiana Andreyava of Yale said weight discrimination is more prevalent than discrimination based on sexual orientation, nationality/ethnicity, physical disability, and religious beliefs. However, despite its high prevalence, it continues to remain socially acceptable, she said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jacqueline Weaver
jacqueline.weaver@yale.edu
203-432-8555
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Meditation Can Wish You Well, Study Says
2. U of M Study Provides First Scientific Evidence That the Freedom to Breathe Act is Creating Healthier Workplaces for Hospitality Employees
3. Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia
4. Teen Driving Experts at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Support New Recommendations From the New Jersey Teen Driver Study Commission
5. Best Practice Database: Complimentary Excerpt of Scientific Publications Strategy Study
6. Large multicenter study suggests new genetic markers for Crohns disease
7. Study validates Pittsburgh Compound-B in identifying Alzheimers disease brain toxins
8. Study shows lifetime effects of pediatric liver transplants
9. New Study -- Same Result! Comprehensive Sex Education Works
10. New study suggests that specially-formulated
11. Study: Pregnant Women Who Eat More Fish, Including Canned Tuna, Have Smarter Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... the most important organs in the human body. Its ... properly this is its synthesis function and ... this is its detoxification function. Lack of exercise and ... the liver. The resulting diseased cells can lead to ... failure. According to the German Liver Foundation, over five ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Previous studies linking older age with kidney and ... living kidney donation among older adults. However, in the ... at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ... and above) enjoy similar life expectancy and cardiovascular health ... their kidneys. In light of the ever increasing organ ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... occurrence of allergic diseases has risen dramatically in Western ... less exposed to microorganisms and have fewer infections than ... , A study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University ... to examine maturation of the immune system in relation ... rural areas of the Vstra Gtaland Region, half of ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... has been awarded up to $15 million by the ... -year project aiming to help brain-injured people restore lost ... engineering, neurobiology, psychology and physics will collaborate to create, ... brain. , Memory is the process in which neurons ... it and retrieve it. Certain types of illnesses and ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... Hand hygiene rates were found to be three times ... when there were no auditors present, according to a ... , The study, titled, "Quantification of the Hawthorne effect ... system: a retrospective cohort study," published today on-line in ... first author Dr. Jocelyn Srigley, who did the study ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases 2Health News:Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases 3Health News:Penn study finds living kidney donation does not increase risk of death or heart disease for older 2Health News:DARPA awards UCLA $15 million to restore lost memory 2Health News:DARPA awards UCLA $15 million to restore lost memory 3Health News:Health-care worker hand hygiene rates increase three-fold when auditors visible 2Health News:Health-care worker hand hygiene rates increase three-fold when auditors visible 3
... is a highly respected and influential journal. It doctors independent ... news is that it has to be closed as the ... is sent to all doctors and offers doctors advice on ... have signed a statement of protest. Doctors have also sent ...
... government has planned to distribute free education kits to ... ,The government will distribute the kits under the 'Sarva ... include textbooks, geometry boxes, erasers, pencils, note books and ... nail cutters had been included because long and dirty ...
... Health Organization said on Monday that it was setting ... the Chinese government //in fighting diseases like severe acute ... ,A joint statement from the WHO and China's Ministry ... opened Tuesday at the Center for Disease Control and ...
... in the last two decades, rising from 30 million to 230 ... a recent study. // ,The study by the ... of people with diabetes - 39 million - in the age ... million people affected by the disease., ,'Less physical activity and ...
... to a new study conducted in U.S. the high sexual ... that men are more //likely to think of sex when ... The study appears in the June's issue of ‘Psychology of ... a health magazine Maurice Levesque who had worked on the ...
... catering to World Cup fans in Germany may widen a ... west, said a German disease professor. // ,In ... Brockmeyer said, it was 'realistic' to believe that 20,000 to ... ,Fears that some of the women have been ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want a ... recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The ... Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 percent ... comes in a form other than a pill or ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... today announced it has established a relief fund ... that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and its ... support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation will ... to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be administered ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts ... (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today that ... discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop ... chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... 14 from 1 to 5 p.m., Children,s Hospital Boston, will ... 17 short sessions , cutting-edge approaches to improving care delivery ... innovative leaders at Children,s Hospital Boston. The event ... an 18-month-old program at Children,s Hospital Boston charged with building ...
... Va., Feb. 2, 2012 The head of ... over the proposed mega-merger of prescription drug middlemen ... Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) saluted the lawmaker,s ... Senator Herb Kohl, (D-Wis.), chairman of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Innovation Day 2012: a Time To Inform and Inspire 2Innovation Day 2012: a Time To Inform and Inspire 3Innovation Day 2012: a Time To Inform and Inspire 4Innovation Day 2012: a Time To Inform and Inspire 5Leading Antitrust Senator Raises Serious Doubts About Proposed Express Scripts-Medco PBM Merger 2Leading Antitrust Senator Raises Serious Doubts About Proposed Express Scripts-Medco PBM Merger 3Leading Antitrust Senator Raises Serious Doubts About Proposed Express Scripts-Medco PBM Merger 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: